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  • Driven by goals: Airman makes childhood dream a reality

    Each member of the U.S. military joins for different reasons whether patriotic, for education benefits, to travel or provide a better life for their family members; regardless of why they joined their life changes as they transition from civilian to Airman. To pursue her dream of serving in the U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Vera Povetina had to
  • No man is an island

    African American History Month is a time to celebrate influential African Americans who have made a positive impact on United States history. This month exemplifies the country’s desire to celebrate and appreciate its diverse heritage. This attitude of reflection and an appreciation of history has made Senior Airman Martin Githui, 81st Contracting
  • Keeping the military flowing

    Airmen across  the Air Force strive to make the mission flow smoothly, at the same time the Keesler Blood Donor Center staff is working hard  to keep their blood supply  flowing.The more than 15 Keesler Blood Donor Center personnel help keep the military blood supply flowing by collecting and sending donations to the Keesler Medical Center and
  • Moulage team brings art to crime scenes

    As a group of volunteers gather in a room on Keesler Air Force Base to learn the art of moulage, the scene looks like a horror movie set rather than an art class. The first workshop brought in 10 active duty and civilian volunteers from six squadrons and one health clinic. The students learned how to create complex injuries and simple cuts in the
  • Keesler counselors help families overcome under stress

    The Families OverComing Under Stress, better known as FOCUS, is a program aimed at providing resiliency training for military couples and families. Whether a couple or family is dealing with lifestyle transitions, deployments or relationship difficulties, FOCUS facilitators strive to teach skills to families that will help their communication flow
  • Remembering MLK Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrates the life and legacy of a man who played a key part in many well-known civil rights movements in the 1950s and 1960s and affected generations of people since he began his work. He brought hope and healing to the U.S. and radiated the values of courage, truth, justice, love and compassion in a time where people
  • Lifelong wingmen

    The old adage goes ‘like father, like son’ but just how similar to each other can a father and son be? For Senior Airman Tyler Fisher, 81st Infrastructure Division firefighter, and his father Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Fisher, 81st Training Group superintendent, the similarities only begin with being able to call each other wingmen. Tyler, a
  • Air traffic control instructors use CPI to keep Airmen focused

    Each Air Force member is briefed on mental health and how to detect mental health issues in their wingmen but for some personnel, they may not really see just how beneficial the training is until they need to use it.The 334th Training Squadron, with the help of the Mental Health Clinic, implemented its own mental health briefings tailored for air
  • Chalk Talk: There’s A New Chief in Town

      (This interview is Part 6 of an open-ended series featuring question-and-answer sessions with members of Team Keesler.)Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark is an Airman’s Airman.  As the 81st Training Wing’s new command chief, he’s the wing commander’s senior enlisted advisor.  Sitting in this position since August and hot off the plane from his